Can static KILL your PC? (ft. Electroboom)

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Just how dangerous is static electricity to your PC? Are ESD wrist bands just a "big tech" scam, or are they a necessity to protect your much-loved gaming rig? Linus and ElectroBOOM investigate.
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ElectroBOOM Vor Monat
Hey, if you even need more SHOCKING tests, just give me a call!! It was a fun day!
Bored_ Person
Bored_ Person Vor 12 Tage
The Strexil
The Strexil Vor 16 Tage
Lol you are crazy
John Vill
John Vill Vor 19 Tage
@Linus Tech Tips e
moonkittel101 Vor Monat
You have no idea how long i was waiting for this co-lab
El Risitas
El Risitas Vor Monat
Kafeiklys Vor Stunde
You guys need to use Mac Rams, those rams are very weak.
Splash Vor 2 Stunden
Why they confused just soak it with water and put maximum power trough it
Splash Vor 2 Stunden
Why don't they just vacuum seal parts or put a layer of non conducter around it
zoomziller Vor 3 Stunden
and they said that avengers infinity war would be the most ambitious crossover
Stefan246 Vor 7 Stunden
What does it say about me that I liked this video in the first 2 minutes? 😂
RainbowGameing Vor 8 Stunden
best video after
Tjare Meyer
Tjare Meyer Vor 9 Stunden
Can he sell me a pizza
Igor Vor 10 Stunden
That man sees a high tension line electrocution as a static shock
Sebastian jo
Sebastian jo Vor 10 Stunden
Best video ever😂
Froomey Vor 11 Stunden
Literally what is the point of the masks lol
cutiko Vor 12 Stunden
I really like how electroboom is having so much fun
Vo1canogaming Vor 13 Stunden
AlterNet title: can Electroboom kill Linus
the evil spatula
the evil spatula Vor 15 Stunden
Electroboom: breathes Linus: "why is that?"
Kieran Beswick
Kieran Beswick Vor 15 Stunden
Electroboom.. THE ultimate science teacher you wish you had! Absolute mad man
Damion Lee
Damion Lee Vor 15 Stunden
There is a test that would have been good but didn't happen... Benchmarking. This is going to be a long point, written on my phone, and I'm old. So despite a quick proof read, please accept autoswimmingpool may have messed with me. I'm on old tech, and I've had the ESD discussion so often. It is always worse when you have to discuss it with an employer. Yes, circuits contain protection, and of course component protections now are better than they were in the past; progress never stops. But protection is there to combat an accident, not systematic abuse. So storytime. I used to head up a build and repair department for a large independent computer supplier. Only a couple of techs, but when I started, their idea of ESD prevention was a plywood floor and rubber soled shoes. The boss was one of those "ESD is a myth, I'm not wasting money on that stuff" type of people. Explaining that ICs were designed with protection and redundancy, but just because something works doesn't mean it is working fully, did not help. So I arranged a demonstration to get my point across. Using proper protection and boxed retail components (couldn't rely that the OEM stock hadn't already been damaged), I built up a pretty basic system. I ran a soak test over night. The following day, I avoided my earthing (grounding) equipment. we ran a benchmark (3D Mark was the tool of choice for us at the time). After recording the results I stripped the machine down and rebuilt it. Running the benchmark again produced a significantly lower mark, which was repeated after a restart. This is the point I struggle to get most of the "ESD isn't really a problem" crowd to appreciate. It takes a lot of effort, or some really bad luck to fry a component into oblivion. But to stop it working at its full capacity, that's pretty easy. And it isn't always just speed. RAM can suffer from damage and end up with bad addresses that cannot be used. ECC memory will seek to report this to the OS, and (for example) Windows has the BCD which will automatically block use of failed addresses. But you don't have ECC memory in your gaming rig at home, right? (You can manually edit BCD for the same effect, but should really just replace the module with failed addresses.) You might never know you have bad memory addresses, because until they are used everything will seem fine. Then, suddenly a crash. What caused it? Who checks? Nobody! Just switch it off and on again. The point is that without ESD protection, maybe 99% of the time you will still have a functioning system. But that doesn't mean it is functioning at the same capacity it should, if you'd just spent a few quid (bucks) on protecting it.
Dying Fingers
Dying Fingers Vor 18 Stunden
"I think I just saw a robot dildo" - Linus 2020
eggchucker666 Vor 18 Stunden
10:01 "wow, that is some good ram. wE cAn bREaK It iN hALf" XD
MikRam Vor 19 Stunden
3rd time seeing this collaboration. Never fails to make me laugh.
Sami Tech Design
Sami Tech Design Vor 19 Stunden
Mehdi is an Iranian legend !! 😍😍😍
J W Vor 21 Stunde
I thought ElectroBoom was just a cheeky comedian messing around with electronics... until I found out he's legit as it can get electrical engineer...
Fudnuck Vor 22 Stunden
12:46 - 12:49 : Ghost orb. Put that in the journal my dudes
Visage1125 Vor 23 Stunden
"who designed this stupid RAM?" lol
louis thompson
louis thompson Vor Tag
Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes It can...
Rimantas Zioba
Rimantas Zioba Vor Tag
How much static Linus needs to learn new language?
Joseph Williams
Joseph Williams Vor Tag
Electro’s a genius and hilarious.
Ata5ll. Vor Tag
You should try an SSD, blew one up once with static electricity from the front-end and i had to RMA it.... (thank you btw Samsung)
Julio Ramirez
Julio Ramirez Vor Tag
He's making so much fun in your pain HAHAHHAHA
ZeronXL Vor Tag
I feel unbearable urge to buy a gun like this....
ErnestJ Vor Tag
Well, a grounding strap for PC builders, not a necessary thing. Same as hold Chesnut in the pocket to be safe from vampires, or own tin foil hat :D
Pepper Vor Tag
So my takeaway is that I should build all my computers on carpet now
James Darren Alacar
James Darren Alacar Vor Tag
hahaha the most wholesome video of Electroboom and Linus. Very Educational!!!!
Gavin Bates
Gavin Bates Vor Tag
ur watch should be fried
winteronice Vor Tag
Respect for Linus for playing along and being a good sport. Tough he had his revenge a bit too.
Overbros Vor Tag
michael reeves and electroboom would be a legendary crossover
MostlyRandom Vor Tag
Best episode ever
Nickolas Kunz
Nickolas Kunz Vor Tag
Was the Apple Watch ever in danger? Or does the case create a full ground through the body
1337Frederick Vor Tag
My first bad experience was with the Versus the vacuum cleaner ( used in place of a can of air ).
1castellp Vor Tag
shock the usb ports
D1 Vor 2 Tage
Linus: "Why does it hurt when you do it?" Me: "Um, Linus, you JUST said you watched his videos!"
HuDenaZ Vor 2 Tage
This has been the best linus tech tips video ever made 😂😂
kaspar pantzare
kaspar pantzare Vor 2 Tage
I can't make it leathal unfortunately 4:22 O_O run Linus run!
Creepy Spino
Creepy Spino Vor 2 Tage
Nico S
Nico S Vor 2 Tage
LMFAO how did i miss this episode!!
Octane Gaming
Octane Gaming Vor 2 Tage
he just tried to kill the RAM by killing that pc by without having proper shutdown
Octane Gaming
Octane Gaming Vor 2 Tage
when legends work together!!
jason carder
jason carder Vor 2 Tage
Man really brought a Tesla coil
8 Bitfan
8 Bitfan Vor 2 Tage
How amazing is it that ElectroBOOM got featured in a LTT video
oyvinator Vor 2 Tage
just build your PC completly naked.. then you build up a charge.. that is what i do
Milo Vor 2 Tage
Jul H
Jul H Vor 2 Tage
fun vid but missing the memtest
ROR5CH4CH Vor 2 Tage
I once touched a brand new processor while building a new PC and it shocked me pretty hard. It certainly didn't kill the CPU but I was so scared... It was the top side of the the CPU though, not the pins and the PSU wasn't plugged into the wall socket yet.
Pogger Vor 2 Tage
Richy Rich
Richy Rich Vor 2 Tage
As someone who works in a tech store fixing laptops and desktops everyday...I can confirm that my team of 6 have never killed anything with ESD, and we have NEVER used straps
Nivla Gatdula
Nivla Gatdula Vor 2 Tage
This 2 dude are really hilarious
Carmelo romano
Carmelo romano Vor 2 Tage
No fcking way
Jack Yuanwei Cheng
Jack Yuanwei Cheng Vor 3 Tage
Sponsor was like “you are shocking Linus? I am in”
John D
John D Vor 3 Tage
Body was acting as a resistor.
George Avram
George Avram Vor 3 Tage
Please o please, can we get a weekly zapp Linus video? :)))
B-Train Official
B-Train Official Vor 3 Tage
You misquoted emperor palpatine. Unsubbed 🥺
Blue Glacia
Blue Glacia Vor 3 Tage
I love crossovers
TigerLeon Vor 3 Tage
5:58 aaaaannd demonetized
Kumikuler Vor 3 Tage
Why does every electro boom video contain pain i just dont get it (but i love it)
八神イチロー Vor 3 Tage
dragonthc Vor 3 Tage
Not shilling, but having built gaming PCs for 25 years, I only use Seasonic PSUs. I approve.
Daniel Starr
Daniel Starr Vor 3 Tage
So uhhh, filming this, did you think a bit more about retirement..?
Matthew Bono
Matthew Bono Vor 3 Tage
The homely family comparably scold because statement literally move over a false familiar famous imprisonment. labored, rotten hub
4amDream Vor 3 Tage
9:13 - 9:52 when you cant believe the pain you're receiving so you try it many time for reality check
Judess 69er
Judess 69er Vor 3 Tage
anyone wonder if linus's watch still works after all this 😂 cause it looks like hes wearing one of those smartwatches
helicopter Vor 3 Tage
yeah it does still wrok
KoRikpik Vor 3 Tage
Girls:Why do we live longer than men? Men:
Frametime and stutter solving
Frametime and stutter solving Vor 3 Tage
can bad power wiring in your house cause micro stuttering in games? ive tried everything and basically rebuilt 2 different computers, but still evry game stutters. I think it has something to do with 'dirty power' or bad wiring in my house?? is that possible?
Faisal Vor 3 Tage
Are you okay with 5 KV? 🤓
bannedfahim asmr roblox
bannedfahim asmr roblox Vor 3 Tage
8:38 now he got a injure so we know its him
ZenOjin Vor 3 Tage
Me:seers electroboom with linus interesting
Jacob Taylor
Jacob Taylor Vor 3 Tage
Killed my laptop =‘[
咲希結衣 Vor 3 Tage
2:22 This is what happened when you go to supermarket like this.
Ptoughneigh Vor 3 Tage
This is just 20 minutes of two idiot shocking theirselves.
MrGlennJohnsen Vor 3 Tage
This fills me with confidense that I won't ruin my computer, easily.
Hello There
Hello There Vor 3 Tage
Ah, I finally found Michael Reeves' dad
Alex Leiva
Alex Leiva Vor 3 Tage
Can we have more of these torturing Linus videos pretty please?
JustVape Br
JustVape Br Vor 4 Tage
So the apple watch was just fine???
André Koch
André Koch Vor 4 Tage
lol this was actually fun to watch
The 19th Fighter
The 19th Fighter Vor 4 Tage
"Infinity War is the most ambitious crossover event in history!" LTT & ElectroBoom: "Hold our beers!"
FishSword Vor 4 Tage
i feel like Electroboom is just a sadist at this point
Doctor Wrecks
Doctor Wrecks Vor 4 Tage
XD this is the best episode of LTT i've seen in a long time!
marcus vlastakis
marcus vlastakis Vor 4 Tage
Most of the views are people just wanting to see electro boom and Linus get hurt from static
Tahg !
Tahg ! Vor 4 Tage
スーRin Vor 4 Tage
Do all rams are like that?
Svend Korsgaard
Svend Korsgaard Vor 4 Tage
This collab was not only what we wanted, but what we needed.
Gilberto Francisco
Gilberto Francisco Vor 4 Tage
You dont have to got lucky to not kill it got to have luck to kill it!
Thirtythree Eyes
Thirtythree Eyes Vor 4 Tage
Robot dildo, isn't that all dildo's?
Hiren Vor 4 Tage
Can you guys do a video about opening psus, how dangerous is it to open them to clean them or replace a fan? Are the capacitors as deadly as the internet says they are?
libroamin Vor 4 Tage
thunder Vor 4 Tage
never seen two people so happy to kill an innocent grandfather's age RAM
Pancho Moises
Pancho Moises Vor 4 Tage
HardestTooBeat Vor 5 Tage
"sadge" fucking sent me
Paul Vor 5 Tage
Hi Linus, There are 2 types of ESD damage direct and Latent. Most ESD damage is latent damage, this means the trace (data line) will carry the signal but will degarde over time (weeks , months or years). This is the worst type damage in the electronics manufacturing industry as the life of the device is reduced and results in a warranty claim and a negative experience for the end user. I would always advise to take sensible ESD precautions when working on electronics. An ESD wrist strap is the best solution or in a pinch leaving your PSU connected to the wall socket (assuming its earthed) while working on the machine and grounding yourself on the chassis before handling components.
AdonisGaming93 Vor 5 Tage
Linus "so you're lucky if it doesn't kill the ram"....linus later "did we get lucky when we killed it"?
Christoffer Gavin
Christoffer Gavin Vor 5 Tage
its a miracle that Electroboom is even alive at this moment
ShReW Vor 5 Tage
19:33 ahh, editors... great sense of humour as always
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